Name:Thorpe Fell Top
Hill number:2803
Height:506m / 1660ft
Parent (Ma):3682  Cracoe Fell
SMC/RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Topographical area:EP03 Whernside-buckden
Class:Subdodd, Clem
Grid ref:SE 00850 59690
Summit feature:rock 4m NW of trig point
Col:479m  SE000593  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) OL2S
Observations:ground 130m SW at SE 00775 59575 is 0.6m lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Thorpe Fell Top and Cracoe Fell (Final).doc
Comments:Replaced by 3682 Cracoe Fell in June 2008. Appears to lack sufficient drop to qualify as a Dewey.
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  • aka Burnsall and Thorpe Fell
  • Replaced by Cracoe Fell on Marilyn/Dewey lists


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Parked in Thorpe for a circuit of Elbolton, Thorpe Fell Top (trig and summit) Kail Hill.PGCE16/04/2024
From Thorpe, parking around the green. Easy Track most of the way, break across moor at 470 contour point. Clag all daymatty1971b12/11/2023
18k walk, Bolton Abbey to Thorpe. Arm in sling.HardenC07/09/2023
Walked up from thorpe.chevyfire26/07/2023
Solo from Black Hill car park via both Barden Reservoirs. Windy with driving rain.alistairpooler08/01/2023
Solo from P & D car park in Burnsall. I walked along Back Lane, then up hill before heading W along a wall with a sheep trod on its S side. After a tough climb, below Numberstones End, a building comes into view with a vehicle track passing it. Whilst on the track, to the building’s SW, I spotted a line of white posts. I followed these until the trig pt came into view on my R. After visiting the top, I retraced my steps to the building and followed the track opposite down to Thorpe and then PF back to Burnsall.ADT11/09/2022
After Cracoe Fell I followed a path to the W of the wall until it reached a 4x4 track, then followed this round to the N of the summit, then took a beeline to the trig.Wheelsy06/08/2022
4 of 4 on 12.4 mile hike starting at the small car park in the bend on barden road. From Cracoe fell a fair way off the track over boggy marshland to the trig summitThe-Z-Man01/01/2022
14.5 miles 1915ft walk. Start at Ebsay Reservoir Skipton, to Cracoe Fell, Crook Rise Crag, Thorpe Fell, Ebsay Crags and Brown Bank, back to Ebsay Reservoir.stephenbuda13/08/2021
From Embsay on circular walk, reservoir, Embsay Crag, Brown Bank, Rylstone Cross, Cracoe Fell, Thorpe Fell Top, across Barden Moor to High Crag and back to Embsay via Eastby.PeterD26/06/2021
Round from embsay reservoircjo19/06/2021
Bagged after CJO. Revisit on a trig painting tour.Dugswell219/06/2021
Back on Barden Moor again! This time with Steve, on a circular walk 18.7km long with 600m of ascent in 6 hour. Started at the car park at Embsay Reservoir and visited the cross and obelisk on Cracoe Fell, and also Crookrise Crag Top, Thorpe Fell Top and Brown Bank returning by Embsay Crag. Very clear air, with extensive views from Ingleborough to Drax Power Station; Wharfedale in front of a snowy Buckden Pike looking especially good.silveracorn_alan15/03/2021
A circular walk around Barden Moor visiting High Crag, Embsay Crag, Crag Top, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell with Chris. Windy with frequent hail showers. Very wet with a slippery peat track underfoot. 21.5km with 960m ascent taking 6h50m.silveracorn_alan12/03/2021
From Cracoe village- Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Stunningly beautiful day- good covering of snow on the ground, sunshine and blue skies.Lazylizzie30/12/2020
Embsay Reservoir car park to the Crag Top trig, then continuing along a wall side path all the way up to the Cracoe Fell obelisk and war memorial. The crucifix en-route was an interesting diversion... love the Victorian graffiti. Then carried on to Thorpe Fell Top via path, moor and track, and Gill Beck Head, descending to the Upper Barden reservoir dam. Up to the scattered rocks of Brown Bank then across Wayshaw Bogs to Embsay Crag and back to the CP. Nice walk. 3.5 hrs.summitter26/09/2020
From Linton up to Thorpe Fell Top trig, across to the obelisk at Cracoe Fell, down to Cracoe and back by field paths to Linton, With Annette, Christine, Eric, Geoff and Steve. Our first walk together after lockdown. 14km with 300m ascent in 5 hours.silveracorn_alan04/06/2020
First walk in YDNP after lockdown lifted! Parked at car park at Halton Heights. Followed southern edge of moor over High Crag to Embsay Crag, then track north to Brown Bank. Continued along gravel estate road (bridleway) to SD 984 570, then turning north along track past the cross to the obelisk, from Cracoe Fell continued on by wall to next estate road and broke off to visit crumbling trig at Thorpe Fell Top. returned to car using more estate roads past the two reservoirs and up to Halton Heights. Good to be out in the Dales again! 22km with 570m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan14/05/2020
Thorpe - Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fell - Elbolton - Thorpebriandiggle06/03/2020
Parked at Embsay reservoir and ran up to Cracoe Fell then Thorpe Fell and down to Upper Barden reservoir before the pull up to Brown Bank. Then dropped down to Embsay Cray before returning to the car.Fellhugger24/11/2019
Wandered over to this summit after bagging Cracoe Fell. Had a jelly baby to celebrate. I think it was a green one.cockwomble24/11/2019
Parked at Embsay reservoir and ran up to Cracoe Fell then Thorpe Fell and down to Upper Barden reservoir before the pull up to Brown Bank. Then dropped down to Embsay Cray before returning to the car.cackleberry24/11/2019
Connecting Thorpe Fell to Cracoe Fell direct across the moor is best done starting at Thorpe Fell. Leaving the summit there's a very poor path for about a third of the way then just pathless heather. But eventually a stone post marks the start of another path for the final third. Doing it from the other direction there's no landmark to find the path at the Thorpe Fell end of the route so you'll probably end up doing two thirds of it across pathless heather.ijpowell26/04/2019
Up from Thorpe to visit the trig point first before heading onto the monument.Father Ted14/04/2019
With G. From Skirethorns > Cracoe Fell > Thorpe Fell Top return via Thorpe & LintonRT197030/03/2019
From Thorpe, parking around the green. Track most of the way, break across hideous moor at 000600 point. Sunny and warm.iangalbraith22/02/2019
3rd top of 8 today on a route from Grassington to Skipton climbing Elbolton and Kail hills then over to track via gate and conrinuing Sw when grassy track veers Se. Weird optics, everywhere else looks higher. Continuing on to Cracoe Fell...Dazingdale29/12/2018
From Cracoe to Linton via Cracoe Fell top, Thorpe Fell Top and Elbolton.summitsup10/12/2018
After Cracoe Fell. No obvious paths from track to top but ground not too rough.squeegs27/09/2018
Burnsell (Parked by Bridge) - Numberstones End - Old Mine Workings - Thorpe Fell Top summit & trig (506m) - Cracoe Fell summit and Oberlisk (507.8m) - R (Rylstone) /C (Cracoe) Boundary Stones - Upper Barden Reservoir - Standard Hill - Gill Beck Tarn - Air Scar Crags - The Owl (Sculpture) - Burnsell.briandavies28/12/2017
from Cracoe Fell path less walk to damage trig pointiannotts30/09/2017
From Halton Heights cp via Cracoe. 150minutes to here. My 500th Pillar. Whats left of it.. quite an interesting top with all the weathered rock. Wouldnt fancy being up here in mid winter though. Miles back to the car now.. a weary trudge.stig_nest06/09/2017
6 tops today and this was the toughest due to slogging through heather or to my poor route finding!trimarc223/05/2017
Solo Circuit of three topsAimless Rambler22/05/2017
5/6 Yorkshire hill bagging day Fifth of six (Skipton Moor/Sharp How/Brown Bank/Cracoe Fell/Thorpe Fell Top/Greenhow Hill Top)Fergalh13/11/2016
From Thorpe village.Andrew Pearson25/09/2016
From tent at Peters Crag. Slog through heather on bee line to trig which is crumbling a bit.mick22/09/2016
Thorpe Fell - Cracoe Fellronaldo33323/07/2016
12.3 mile circular from car park at Halton Moor walked up to Halton Height (High Crag), then followed lane up to Brown Bank, across to the cross then onto Cracoe Fell (Watt Crag), walked back down wall to another lane then cut across heather to Thorpe Fell Top trig, cut back to lane then followed lanes to Upper Barden Reservoir dam back to the car park. Bagged Sharp Haw and Rough Haw earlier that day.DanTrig11/02/2016
Parked on B6265 just south of Rylstone and just north of where the track leaves the road. Climbed Cracoe Fell and then went across to Thorpe Fell Top - the last part was across the pathless moor which, as far as pathless moors go, was not too bad. Need a compass and GPS though.clivevilla18/12/2015
with Rosey. Done under the impression that this was still the Marilyn, only to find that I'd already done the new Marilyn years earlier.IanHHill05/08/2015
As part of a circular route of High Crag, Brown Bank, Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell Top. Straightforward in terms of access and navigation.JohnStoneham17/05/2015
Solo. Grouse Moors. No dogs allowed on this Access Land.Dangerous Dave03/04/2015
Up fromThorpe.Good paths to hut,then a bit of a slog-worse,I imagine,later in the year.Good views.catman27/02/2015
with Cracoe Fell(qv)pwheeler18/04/2014
Parking alongside the walled village green in Thorpe. Follow the walled lane to where it meets the moor where a track starts, via the old pits, to the shooting track. From here it is a 15 minutes heather bash to the summit trig,moorsman31/01/2014
Up Burnsall fell race route to lodge with Imperial College Fellwanderers. Ran solo to trig, return same route.Edgemaster16/12/2013
With Jo, circular walk from Halton Moor: bridleway to Brown Bank, path by wall to the Memorial Cross Cracoe Fell (Obelisk), across fell to Thorpe Fell Top, descending NE to tracks pass Barden Reservoirs. Weather; sunny, cold wind, very good visibility.amblerbob04/11/2013
From Cracoe Fell, went cross country for a couple of kilometres and up to the trig. Great views over Grassington and beyond.DanHolme05/10/2013